Kids can splash away at these Lowcountry fountains and play areas

Sometimes, you just want to let the kids cool-off without planning a big trip to the beach or a pool. And let’s face it, when you’re trying to fill the entire summer with fun, an inexpensive or FREE activity is always a help. Here are some spots where your kids can make a little splash!

Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Concord St., downtown
Cost: FREE

There is a lot to enjoy at this beautiful waterfront park including two fountains where your kids can cool off. It’s home to both the Pineapple Fountain and the Vendue Fountain.

The Pineapple Fountain

 

 

(source: Charlestonspired)

The Vendue Fountain

 

Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston
Cost: Free

Check out this video to learn more about Riverfront Park!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spray Play Fountain @ James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC
Cost: $2 (which is the park admission fee), free for children 2 and under
Hours:  April – September from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., except for Wednesdays, when it opens at 12 p.m
Please note, the park admission fee gives you access to the Spray Play Fountain but the Splash Zone Waterpark is a requires an additional fee.

(source: Charleston County Parks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sprinkler @ Wannamaker County Park
8888 University Blvd., North Charleston
Cost: $2 (which is the park admission fee), free for children 2 and under
Hours: March 23 – September 30, from 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Please note, the park admission fee gives you access to the Sprinkler but the Whirlin’ Waters Waterpark requires an additional fee.